Whig's attitude towards Reform

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  • Whig's attitude
    • Reform necessary to prevent Revolution
    • Did not want a radical reform
      • no one more decided against universal suffrage+ secret ballot
      • prepare a measure large enough to satisfy public opinion
        • but not so large it will overthrow form of gov
      • favour to end such hopes + dreams
    • Believed in Parliamentary reform
      • Long record of support
        • Lord John Russell's speech to Parliament
    • Wanted to benefit own party
      • needed to change political system more in their favour
      • out of office for so long
      • needed to enfranchise a section of the population for support in the future


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